Gilbert Williams, Sr.

Gilbert Williams, Sr., 85, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.

Mr. Williams was born March 11, 1934, to John Burley and Brunetta Williams in Pennsylvania. Raised in Monroe County, Ala. He worked for the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years in Waukegan, Ill. And attended services at Gideon Baptist Church. Upon retirement, he and his family moved to Jonesboro Ga., where he attended Shiloh Baptist Church.

The funeral was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Christian Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Sydney Grant officiating. Burial followed at Rabb Cemetery in Freemanville with Christian Memorial Funera...